Welcome to my Domain
This site hosts articles in subjects of personal significance constituting opinions, beliefs, and ideas about the imponderables of life; as I understand them at the present time. To clarify, I've the universally human experience of learning new things about the world around me every day, and as my experience evolves, so must my beliefs if I am to be true to the sum of my own experience; if I am to be true to myself. From this I infer that static belief implies denial of individual experience thereby implying self deception.
Please don't expect to agree with me. After all, your beliefs are every bit as valuable as mine. The articles posted on this site explore aspects of my beliefs from a philosophical perspective and if your experience lends support to my point of view, it is always pleasant to agree. However, please don't dissimulate any of your beliefs on my account. I think your beliefs are the product of your own unique experience, and that the uniqueness of your experience gives you the inalienable right, perhaps even an obligation, to arrive at your own matchless perspective.
Such things, I think, are not contests to be won or lost, but different places to be explored and enjoyed by those who like exploring. In this purely cognitive sense, I think that the only battle is for individuals (myself included) to build belief systems that are as cogently representative of their inimitable experience as possible. With this in mind, I believe that the point of visiting a site like this is to explore alternative perspectives with the goal of finding new and interesting ways to look at life.
Apologies and disclaimers dispensed with, here is a brief outline of the the subjects explored on this site, and in time I intend to leap to some "profound" or otherwise impossibly difficult to follow conclusion in synopsis of the material covered - which conclusion I'll tack on the end of this page...
Ex Rosa is a parable that centres on compassion and empathy; on the indestructibility and invocation of the human conscience. Ex Rosa explores the subversion of spiritual rationality. A parable on a related topic by an unknown author, presumably of Italian origin, is L’isola dei Sentimenti or "The Island of Attributes" as translated by Liberata Cichello Luciani, which is a brief exploration of love.
Empathy is (at least in my opinion) by far the most important subject of philosophical exploration. Regardless we exist or not, our empathy; our ability to understand or otherwise second-guess the emotional response of one another governs our ability to collaborate with the objective of mutual benefit. It comes as no surprise that the Empathic Principle is the universal maxim of those scriptural canons sufficiently thorough to include a statement identifying the first of their priorities.
Is existence or being a delusion? While the lack of evidence for this proposition does not disprove it, a proposition without evidence does not merit more than cursory dismissal. The application of Okham's Razor is supported by the innumerable practical successes of its application to scientific investigation. It is more effective to investigate and accept reality for what it is and induce our ideas thereof, than attempt to deduce what reality should be from an ideal or maxim. The question of whether we are ultimately distracts from the question of who we are and the answers bear witness to the uniqueness of the human soul.
The uniqueness of every human soul presents an extraordinarily diverse range of personality that in turn falls into a diverse array of dominant emotional responses that govern temperament. The well documented fact that no human temperament is inherently aberrant combined with the equally well documented diversity of human temperament proves that management and regulatory systems that do not account equally for the needs and expression of all human temperaments are discriminatory and divisive. While it is proposed that such discriminations are infinitesimally temporary relative to eternity, this fails to answer the question of why anyone should be expected to tolerate suffering.
This also lies close to the question of what happens to the software when the hardware is switched off. Whether the unique human soul continues its experience of the universe after the death of the body, or otherwise reboots at a time when experience in another later body shapes precisely the soul that switched off at the previous death are questions with cogent mathematical answers that fail to define the difference between instance and actuality of software or for that matter, the soul. While actuality of software is as demonstrably eternal as potential or possibility, how does the sporadic nature of instance relate to consciousness?
Is there a supreme being? Does it matter? While it is a mathematical certainty that in every system including an infinite universe, there is always an entity of maximum attribute, and thus always a supreme being. However, is supremacy really worthy of worship? What is God and what do answers to questions like this say about the people who give such answers? The idea that God is life and love is a beautiful sentiment, but is it perhaps more realistic to point out that God, like life, is what you make of Her?
The diversity of ideas about God lead to a general perception that people somewhere are ignoring God, so missionaries and prophets alike make the journey to bring the message of God to the "heedless infidel". Yet are such people messengers of God, or messengers of their own agenda? The cyclicity of religious decay and rejuvenation, of divine autumns and divine spring times; alludes to the possibility that a widespread lack of community empathy triggers a more extreme empathic reaction in an individual whose expression inspires apostles to socialise their rediscovered empathy under the banner of a new religion. The choice of symbolism also raises the question of whether the emergence of religion is climate driven. There are striking correlations between David Archibald's historical climate chart and the emergence of proselytised philosophies and other major religions on this planet.
All we have as evidence of religious veracity are the various sacred scriptures, gospels, Qu'rans, and Hadiths in extant. Although some sacred literature lacks the authority of a maxim, those that possess a maxim universally embrace the Empathic Principle as the most important proposition, and by implication constrain their scope of interpretation to the Golden Rule.
The application of a maxim to define a body of philosophy is a product of logic, and logic comes in a number of forms. Verbal logic is defined to substantial detail by contrast with fallacies or verbal illogic. Pure logic such as Boolean algebra, can be used to describe binary systems whereas quaternary logic can be used to describe the implications of scientific testing outcomes with respect to both interpretive context as well as verity. This likewise has implications for philosophical and religious contemplation with respect to specific literary canons.
The individuality of religion is defined by its sacred writings and I am prone to exclusively attribute the religious experience to the journey of contemplation inspired by its sacred writings. Although all true religion can be said to exist only to best implement the Empathic Principle with respect to the cultural context of their respective periods in history, the continual evolution of culture throughout the time and space occupied by sentients demands that this application of the Empathic Principle evolves continually through time with sufficient flexibility to follow the warp and weave of human progress. Religion, although well intentioned, soon parts with its objectives because culture soon defies prophesy.
In the beginning of the end of a religion, we see the rise of the religious cause, wherein religion becomes more important than the people it was intended to benefit because the religious socialisation of empathy is deposed by the fundamentalist socialisation of belief. The first stage of fundamentalism is sufficient erosion of social empathy for the censorship of unpopular beliefs to be considered tolerable.
It is my conclusion that personal integrity, having its origin in love and its voice in empathy, is sacred above all things. Beliefs are the product of integrity, which is universal; and of experience, which is unique. The fact that we all share the world and integrity we experience with others, lends our beliefs points in common without losing that indelible matchlessness that makes every soul so singularly distinct.